We stayed only one night but it was a terrific stay yet terrifying! We chose this hotel because it was so close to the train station where we caught the TransAlpine train across to Greymouth (..the most comfortable train ride anywhere) but abit of a walk (through the lovely park) to the CBD. On arrival, we were greeted in a warm and welcoming manner by all staff, especially by a lovely Japanese lady (apologies for not remembering your name). We had a room on the ground floor where the doors opened out onto the back entrance of the hotel but the view was lovely and nice to have a couple of outdoor chairs provided for guests. The room and bathroom were spacious, comfortable and very clean overall. The only items that we would fault on were the coffee cups and teaspoons, they needed to be scrubbed properly. The style of the hotel had a nice old world charm and the gardens throughout the entire place were beautiful and immaculate. It's a great place to spend a few days in for total relaxation and not needing to venture out for anything. Shame the day spa was closed while we were there but that's another reason for staying there. We got room service for dinner and it was terrific! Reasonable priced menu good portions, tasty and done with abit of care (which is rare these days). Now the terrifying part of our stay was the earthquake! At 2am in the morning we ran out of our room and onto the grass area where we met up with others who were just as disturbed byt it! Never in our lives had we such an experience and were fortunate that we had left Christchurch the following morning and escaped a bigger after -shock!! It was certainly a night to remember! Overall a wonderful stay in a wonderful hotel in a beautiful city!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The 5-acre property - boasting a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden - makes our Christchurch, New Zealand hotel feel secluded, but it is only 2.9km from the city. From this hotel, you'll be able to walk to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Hagley Golf Club and the western business district. Riccarton Westfield and the University of Canterbury also are nearby. ... more less
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